You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!

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Pretty Chick

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You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« on: June 07, 2010, 14:36 »
I thought dragonflys were bad enough, but earlier I went outside to find the girls chasing each other. I took a closer look and saw they were trying to eat a SLOW WORM  :tongue2:  :ohmy:.
I tried to stop them, but I didn't want to get too close  :unsure:. A few mins later, I looked over at them again and saw they had gone back to pecking the grass, so can only assume they ate it  :blink:. I would never in a million years have thought they would eat a slow worm!!!! :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:. YUCK YUCK YUCK :tongue2:
« Last Edit: June 07, 2010, 14:49 by Pretty Chick »
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Casey76

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 14:49 »
You've never seen them do a tug of war with a frog then? lol

i had 3 of my chooks fighting over a frog, earlier in spring.  one each on a back leg and one at the head end... it didn't end well for the frog!

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Pretty Chick

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010, 14:52 »
You've never seen them do a tug of war with a frog then? lol
i had 3 of my chooks fighting over a frog, earlier in spring.  one each on a back leg and one at the head end... it didn't end well for the frog!

Oh dear, poor frog :lol:

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 17:29 »
my speckledy douce downed a frog before my very eyes the other day i thought it was a bit strange she didn't come running for the corn tin shaking she had bigger frogs to fry !!!!! well she is a french cross !!!!
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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 21:23 »
You ought to see them when they find a nest of pink baby mice :ohmy:

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 10:40 »
I love seeing them when one gets a worm, its like the 4x400m relay in the olympics round the pound....sooo funny :nowink:

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 17:11 »
have I got veggie chooks then ??? I find then slugs and snails and they turn their beaks up at them and wont touch anything remotely slimey??? :blink:
if wishes were changes.......

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 23:13 »
LOL yuk, our black rock hen (purdy) eats anything and everything to

feathers, blossom off the trees, she really is a greedy hen - and always the last in at night.... incase she can get a few more mouthfuls in before bed - naughty girl ::)

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 10:28 »
My head Bluebelle chases butterflies,she looks ever so funny running and jumping at them!-I have not seen her catch one yet!

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Pretty Chick

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 16:56 »
LOL yuk, our black rock hen (purdy) eats anything and everything to

feathers, blossom off the trees, she really is a greedy hen - and always the last in at night.... incase she can get a few more mouthfuls in before bed - naughty girl ::)

I've 18 chickens in total including 5 black rock hens. They are nice birds who lay great eggs, but they go even more crazy than the other breeds when they find something tasty. Like yours, they are the last ones to go into the hen houses at night ::) :lol:.
We've been having to buy pellets a lot more often than we used to before we bought them ::) :).

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2010, 20:31 »
Watched one of mine tugging and tugging to get a fighting worm out of a hole, carefully observed by another chuck. As soon as the worm was right out of the hole she pounced, snatched the worm out of the other one's beak who just looked stunned :lol:

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Pretty Chick

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2010, 20:58 »
Watched one of mine tugging and tugging to get a fighting worm out of a hole, carefully observed by another chuck. As soon as the worm was right out of the hole she pounced, snatched the worm out of the other one's beak who just looked stunned :lol:

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Re: You'll never believe what my hens just ate!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010, 21:01 »
LOL yuk, our black rock hen (purdy) eats anything and everything to

feathers, blossom off the trees, she really is a greedy hen - and always the last in at night.... incase she can get a few more mouthfuls in before bed - naughty girl ::)

I've 18 chickens in total including 5 black rock hens. They are nice birds who lay great eggs, but they go even more crazy than the other breeds when they find something tasty. Like yours, they are the last ones to go into the hen houses at night ::) :lol:.
We've been having to buy pellets a lot more often than we used to before we bought them ::) :).


oh my gosh - i cant believe it, especially as i read the thread about chickens pecking and trying to eat a frog.  My husband and i were cleaning the chickens out tonight and they were running around the garden and we heard a strange squealing noise.  We start running round the garden to find out where it was coming from OMG yes it was the black rock 'purdy' and she had a frog  and was quite enjoying herself.....yuk yuk yuk my husband saved the frog much to the annoyance of 'purdy' and it hopped back in the undergrowth.

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